Congratulations to Finneen Bradley – the fifth Careers Champion
After an brilliant final which saw over 20,000 votes cast, Finneen Bradley from North West Regional College, Northern Ireland, was confirmed as the winner. She polled an amazing 59% of votes and was pushed all the way by runner-up Neil Pritchard from Glyndwr University in Wrexham.
Other finalists Lorraine Amies (Robert Gordon University), Tim Mayall (The Work Company), Sarah Birkbeck (City College Southampton) and Clare Griffiths (University of Brighton) also polled 1000s of votes between them.
A highly motivated and proactive Careers professional, Finneen has worked at North West Regional College in Derry for almost 10 years. As manager of NWRC’s Careers Academy, Finneen has rapidly developed this newly established department to exceed expectations on every level, enriching the lives of further and higher education students and apprentices. This has included the delivery of dozens of interactive workshops as well as the growing success of the ‘Inspire’ programme in an area of social deprivation where widening access is key to NWRC’s objectives. Colleague and nominator Karen Moore said: “Finneen is a careers machine. She is the most powerful, dedicated organised woman I have had the privilege of working with. She eats and breathes all things careers, from CDI stats to innovative and creative employability ideas.”